Apostolic History Network invites all interested persons to our annual meeting in Dresden. There, from September 10 to 12, 2021, the now fourteenth annual meeting on the church history of the apostolic communities will take place. The venue for the meeting will be, among other places, the church of the Apostolic Community Dresden, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In addition, the congregation looks back on a hundred years of history since its separation from the New Apostolic Congregation in 1921. We will also visit the New Apostolic Church Dresden-Neustadt, which has a historic building dating back to 1903 and represents the “other branch” of newer apostolic communities in Dresden.
Thematically, the meeting will revolve around the history of the Reformiert-apostolischer Gemeindebund and other related topics. A number of exciting presentations are planned (see below). We cordially invite you to participate! Click here to register:
For the conference venues, we use the existing and proven corona protection concepts, if this will be necessary. There and in the restaurants and in the hotel, rules for infection protection must foreseeably be observed. We ask for your understanding.
As in the last years, a social get-together is planned on Friday evening (arrival day) and on Saturday evening.
The planned program (as of end of August 2021)
|from 3pm||Move into the rooms at the accommodation hotel ibis Dresden Zentrum, Prager Straße 5/9/13, 01069 Dresden (Map)|
|from 7pm||Get-together of the overnight guests, dinner possible at own expense – Location: Kunst Café Antik, An der Frauenkirche 5, 01067 Dresden (approx. 1.5 km walking distance from the hotel)|
|Meeting at the New Apostolic Church Dresden-Neustadt, Böhmische Str. 37, 01099 Dresden (Attention, no parking spaces available on site! Parking possibility: parking garage Bautzner Straße, Bautzner Str. 29, 01099 Dresden).|
|10:00 am||Welcoming by the Board of the Network Apostolic History e.V.|
|10:30 am||Short lecture: Bernhard Wiesel – theologian, missionary, church founder (Mathias Eberle)|
|11:00 am||Lecture: On the history of the Apostolic Congregation in Dresden (Volker Wissen)|
|12:00 pm||Lecture: Golden candlestick and green rod – how Chief Apostle Niehaus chose his successor (Alfred Krempf)|
|1:30 pm||Lunch break (light lunch on site)|
|2:30 pm||Individual or group travel to the Apostolic Church Dresden, Bismarckstraße 30, 01257 Dresden, Germany.|
|3:00 pm||Welcome in the Apostolic congregation, coffee, encounters.|
|4:30 pm||Lectures: Insights into the history of Reformed Apostolic congregations (Volker Wissen, until 5:30 p.m.)|
|7:00 pm||Concert “What counts” with Christoph Zehendner in the church of the Apostolic Community.|
Admission free, donation requested for the benefit of the association Lifegate Rehabilitation e.V., http://www.lifegate-reha.org/foerderverein/wer-wir-sind/ and the Christusträger-Bruderschaft http://www.christustraeger-bruderschaft.org, especially for projects in Congo and Afghanistan. The concert will end around 9pm.
An older recording of the concert is available on YouTube.
|No joint dinner this year – participants are asked to eat individually!|
|in the morning||Possibility of attending a church service or devotion (recommendations will be sent to the participants)|
|12:00 pm||Joint lunch (Restaurant Rosengarten, Carusufer 12, 01099 Dresden)|
|Individual return to the New Apostolic Church Dresden-Neustadt, Böhmische Str. 37|
|2:00 pm||Short lecture: Robert Hermann Geyer – biographical highlights on an apostolic personality (Mathias Eberle)|
|2:30 pm||Coffee break|
|3:00 pm||General Assembly of Netzwerk Apostolische Geschichte e.V. (with elections of the board, changes of the statutes etc. according to the invitation to the members)|
|5:00 pm||Farewell, end of the meeting|
We ask for registration via our booking system until August 29, 2021, where the following booking options are available:
- Conference on Saturday, 11.9. (incl. lunch), 15 Euro
- Overnight stays 10.9./11.9. and 11.9./12.9. (single room, one person), 80 Euro each (incl. breakfast).
- Overnight stays 10.9./11.9. and 11.9./12.9. (double room, two persons), 100 Euro each (incl. breakfast).
- Conference on Sunday, 12.9. (incl. lunch), 25 Euro.
Notes on the scope of services (subject to change)
Food and beverages are included in the respective conference fees. Vegetarian food can be booked, in this case we ask for a note when ordering.
In contrast to the usual schedule, we are not offering a joint dinner on Saturday evening this year. We anticipate that some, but not all, of the participants will want to attend the concert offered, and ask that they cater individually or in groups that evening.
Additional overnight stays can unfortunately NOT be booked with us this year for organizational reasons! We ask that you contact the hotel directly for this purpose.
Terms of payment
The total fees are due after receipt of order and will be generally collected by direct debit (SEPA area only). The order is only valid after receipt of payment.
Notes on the further procedure after the order
Every orderer will receive an automatic order confirmation by email according to the booked options after ordering. The organizer reserves the right to change the program or the event. In case of serious changes, the orderers will receive a message by email. For further inquiries we are available under +49 (0)175/64 80 273 or the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to many registrations and are gladly available for further inquiries!
- ibis Dresden Zentrum, Prager Straße 5/9/13, 01069 Dresden (hotel, directions)
- Kunst Café Antik, An der Frauenkirche 5, 01067 Dresden (get-together on Friday evening)
- New Apostolic Church Dresden-Neustadt, Böhmische Str. 37, 01099 Dresden (parking possibility: parking garage Bautzner Straße, Bautzner Str. 29, 01099 Dresden)
- Apostolic Church Dresden, Bismarckstraße 30, 01257 Dresden
- Restaurant Rosengarten, Carusufer 12, 01099 Dresden (lunch on Sunday)